October 8, 2018

October 2018  

Fall is finally here, and we are ready to CELEBRATE - not just the welcome change in the weather (any day now), but also the achievements of our amazing members! We are very excited to hold the 2018 Fall Celebration on October 18 (see below for details). It is sure to be a fun and memorable occasion for all and we can't wait to see everyone there!
This month we will also hold our final Sights on Success workshop of the year and your local chapters will be hosting some fantastic lectures and tours. Time is sure to fly while we're having all this fun and, before we know it, the 2019 Officers and Directors will be gathering for their annual planning meeting. 

Scheduled for Friday, November 16, the Board will spend a full day setting goals for the coming year, in hopes that it will be as eventful and successful as 2018 has been. We welcome your input so please email the staff with any suggestions or concerns. We can't wait to see what the next few months, and the upcoming year have in store!
In This Issue
Celebrate with us in Limestone Hall at the Historic Fayette Co. Courthouse
AIA Kentucky Fall Celebration
Thursday, October 18

In just 10 days, AIA Kentucky will host one of the most highly-anticipated events of the year. Our Fall Celebration will be a fantastic day of fellowship, education and celebration that includes:
  • AIA Kentucky Annual Meeting
  • Continuing Education - 4.5 AIA LU|HSW
  • Design & Special Awards Presentations
  • Recognition of Kentucky's Newly-licensed Architects
We hope you will join us as we gather together to hear some unique and inspiring presentations exploring new opportunities in design and practice, and celebrate the achievements of Kentucky's architects. It will be a memorable and enjoyable day to engage with colleagues so mark your calendar now and register here before the deadline on Sunday, October 14. See you there!

Mentorship by Design
Registration Ends Tomorrow!

Can you spare two hours a month to help Kentucky's design students prepare for their transition from the classroom to the workplace? Mentorship by Design is seeking individuals - both licensed and pursuing licensure - in the fields of Architecture, Interiors, Preservation, Graphic Design and Visual Art who are willing to help these emerging young professionals begin to build their professional network. 

Learn more and sign up at www.mentorship.design by Tuesday, October 9. We hope that you can find the time to support this worthy cause!

KY and IN staff on opening day at Newfields in Indianapolis
KY/IN Convention Recap
Four Incredible Days!

Thank you to the KY members who were able to make it to Indianapolis and Columbus during the last week of September and thank you to the Exhibitors & Sponsors who participated in another fantastic Trade Show!

Together we explored how architecture, art, and design are being used to make people and cities stronger, and how new approaches to preservation are positively incorporating modern heritage into the future of cities.

It was an inspiring conference and we look forward to upping the ante once again with some exciting new tracks at the 2019 Ohio Valley Regional Convention. The conference will be held September 18-20, 2019 at the Hilton Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, OH so SAVE THE DATE and stay tuned for details!

Ballot for  AIA Kentucky 2019 Officers

The ballot containing AIA Kentucky's slate of officers for 2019 was distributed via email to all current members on September 12 and responses must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16. YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT so be sure to cast your vote ASAP.
AIA Kentucky members will ratify the election results at the 2018 AIA KY Annual Meeting, which is scheduled for Thursday, October 18 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. at Limestone Hall in Lexington, during the AIA Kentucky Fall Celebration. We hope to see you there!

Click to donate/support the KSA PAC
KSA PAC New Member Challenge

With November elections for Kentucky House and Senate seats right around the corner, it's as good a time as ever to support AIA Kentucky's Political Action Committee (PAC). To encourage participation from the membership, Executive Vice President, Janet Pike, Hon. AIA and Lobbyist, Greg Brotzge have issued a $2,500 challenge: Each will make a $250 matching donation if 8 additional donations of $250 are received (4 each). So far, we have received six, $250 contributions, plus Greg's match. If two more are collected, the PAC will receive Janet's match as well!
Thanks to the generosity of those who have already contributed, the PAC was able to donate $6,000 last week to various House and Senate candidates. We would love to see how much more impact could be made with participation from every member in Kentucky! Any contribution, large or small, helps AIA Kentucky to back candidates who support what we believe in, so please consider offering your support by visiting KSAPAC.com today. 

All contributions must be made with personal funds (no corporate checks/credit cards) and are not tax deductible.

New members receive FREE registration for A'19 in Las Vegas.
Join/Renew Now for 2019
"15 for 12" Offered to New Members and Allieds

Every October, AIA offers early opportunities to Join or Renew your membership for the upcoming year, as well as valuable incentives to do so, so keep a lookout for your 2019 Invoice to arrive in the very near future.

New members joining early for 2019 are eligible for up to 15 months for the price of 12. PLUS they will receive complimentary registration for the A'19 Conference on Architecture from June 6-8, 2019 in Las Vegas. See details here and tell a friend today!
AIA Kentucky extends this same "15 for 12" promotion to our Allied Members who Join or Renew for 2019. This is a great value for new members to gain free access to many end-of-year events and gatherings, as well as for existing members wishing to upgrade. Information on AIA Kentucky Allied Memberships is available at aiaky.org/2019Allieds. Please share this with your industry partners and encourage them to join today!

Competitions, Grants, RFP's and More
Visit aia.org/kentucky

We strive to maintain the AIA Kentucky website as a valuable member resource for a wide variety of professional opportunities. Check out our Job Board for opportunities such as Consultant Services being sought by the  KDE District Facilities Branch , and be sure to visit our Business Center for new design competition listings such as the:
  • NAACP Headquarters, Architectural Design Competition
  • SxSW, Place By Design Competition
  • AIA Honolulu Student Design Competition
WKU's Ogden Hall, recipient of Kentucky's first Shaw Contract Award
Member News  

Member Benefit Spotlight
Supported by a tremendous amount of research and developed with AIA members, the  AIA Message Book helps you bridge the gap between architects and the public. Using proof points, statistics, and anecdotes grouped in topic areas that you can customize, this guide will help with your communications and messaging efforts.
Employment & Achievements
Steve Wiser, FAIA was featured as a guest columnist in a September 23rd article in the Courier Journal on the Castleman and Prentice statues controversy.

AIA Kentucky is also pleased to congratulate Megan D. McCombs, AIA, of Potter & Associates Architects PLLC in Louisville, who recently completed the ARE and received her license in the state of Kentucky!

Firm News
"It's a Fun Job." Leaders from TEG Architects, Stengel Hill Architecture, Omni Architects, EOP, K. Norman Berry Associates and CMW Architects & Engineers shared industry insights in an October 3rd article that was featured in The Lane Report.

We also congratulate RossTarrant Architects, whose Ogden College Hall at Western Kentucky University was recently selected as the first project in Kentucky to receive the Shaw Contract Design Award.  See Press Release

Welcome New and Returning Members:
(Joined or Reinstated since September 1, 2018)
  • Michael G. Mayes, AIA, Catonsville, MD
  • Sadie Pena, Assoc. AIA, Lexington

Bookmark AIA KY's web calendar to stay up to date on state/local events
Calendar of Events

AIA Kentucky and local chapter events are consolidated on a single calendar accessible via the  AIA Kentucky Website. We'll post information about conferences, chapter events and other "happenings" of interest to the architectural community.

A sampling of upcoming items to check out on the calendar:

Oct. 9 - AIA CKC CE Lunch, Trends in Signage & Wayfinding, RSVP

Nov. 1 - AIA EKC Project Tour - UK Student Center
Nov. 12 - AIA EKC CANstruction Build Date at the Lexington Center
Nov. 13 - AIA CKC Program, "Louisville's Preservation Successe" at the Kindred Building
Nov. 16 - AKA KY Fall Planning Meeting
Nov. 29 - AIA EKC Holiday Party & Annual Meeting, SAVE THE DATE

Dec. 11 - AIA Kentucky Holiday Party at the Holly Hill Inn in Midway - SAVE THE DATE

Central Kentucky Homes Tour representatives were interviewed Sept. 4th on WHAS Great Day Live
CKC News

View the latest edition of the AIA CKC  E-News  for more information about the following:
  • 2019 Slate of Officers & Directors
  • Volunteer/Engagement Opportunities
  • Upcoming CE Programs
For additional information on AIA Central Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow CKC on  Facebook or   Twitter.

Congratulations to this year's Design Slam winners  from Omni Architects
EKC News

The 2018 Design Slam, benefiting Lexington's Habitat for Humanity was held on September 15, featuring four teams from Omni Architects, UK AIAS, Bristol Group and Pop Up Office (CoD Faculty). See this brief video by ACE Weekly for a recap.

View the latest edition of the AIA East KY Chapter's  
E-News  for more information about the following:
  • Call for 2019 Officers and Directors
  • Annual Meeting & Holiday Party
  • Upcoming CE Programs & Tours
For information on AIA East Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow EKC on  FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

10/2 Northern Kentucky Section meeting at Newport's Hofbräuhaus
NKY News

Members of the Northern Kentucky Section gathered at the Hofbräuhaus in Newport for a Section meeting on October 2nd. Guests Andrew Hodge and Trevor Teipel from Century Construction had a lot of information to share about construction trends and projects in the Northern Kentucky market. Plus the weather was fantastic, the food and beverage were great, and the comradery even better! 

NKY director Ben Barlage, AIA hopes to see even more members at the Section's next engagement, so keep an eye out for upcoming invites!

September 8 ARE workshop at integrity / Architecture

Get Hired!
AIA Architect recently sat down with leading architects from Perkins+Will, Encompass Architects, and FXCollaborative to get the inside scoop on what they look for in new hires, the state of firm culture today, how recent grads can jump-start their careers, and more. Find out what they had to say, here!

Get Licensed: NCARB Updates
A reminder that - as of October 1 - ARE 5.0 is now referencing the newest version of the AIA Contract Documents and the 2015 International Building Code. Accordingly, NCARB has updated the ARE 5.0 Guidelines and the ARE 5.0 Handbook to reference these to the exam. Be sure you're using the latest version as you prepare to test and take a look at NCARB's other ARE 5.0 resources or stop by the ARE 5.0 Community for additional help.

Get Licensed: ARE Prep
The Sights on Success study group held a very productive workshop on Project Management at  integrity /Architecture on Saturday, September 8 that has already resulted in at least one PASS! Thank you to  Paladin, Inc. for providing breakfast and to  Joey Nolasco, AIA and  Joe Rasnick, AIA for generously sharing their space and time with the group.

Our final workshop of the year - on the topic of Practice Management - will be held at  Omni Architects on  Saturday, October 20.Register for this session at  aiaky.org/sos2018.

AIA National News

Disaster Recovery Reform Act Passes Oct. 3
The AIA is praising Congressional passage last week of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA), which paves the way for communities to better utilize architects during disaster recovery efforts. Read More

Architectural Billings Index: August 2018
More AIA Products & Resources:
  • AIAU - 300+ instructors bring the industry's best learning to you.
  • The AIA Trust - Countless risk management resources for your practice.
  • Knowledge Communities - CE opportunities, discussion forums and research libraries on specific areas of practice that interest you. See all KC events.
The Last Word

It has been a very sad week for many in Kentucky's architecture community, as we remember H. Dudley Ives, II, AIA and pray for the recovery of Jennings L. (Jay) Copley II, AIA , partners at nectō | architecture  in Lexington. One never anticipates that lives will be so altered in the course of a few moments. We extend to both their families our hope for love, strength and healing to carry them through this difficult time.
We hope our Fall Celebration in Lexington on October 18th is on your to-do list.  It's designed as a "mini-convention" that's intended to celebrate good design and recognize people inside and outside the profession who support what we believe in and what we do.  We have a great keynote speaker in John Locke, AIA of The Living in New York, we'll showcase each of our 10 winning projects with presentations by their architects, and we'll feature a presentation on technology that enhances your projects and practice.  We hope to see you there! www.aiaky.org/fallcelebration.

Janet D. Pike, Hon. AIA
Executive Vice President

AIA Kentucky Allied Benefactors


AIA Kentucky Allied Sponsors


Allied Membership is recognized by all three local components, with a portion of dues supporting local programs. Learn More